The Integrative Medicine Service at MSK was established in 1999. As the first integrative medicine program in a major cancer center in the US, we have been leading the field in clinical care, research and education for the past 20 years.
Our massage therapy team consists of the top experts in the field of oncology massage. We are seeking an experienced Massage Therapist to join our team. In this role, you will provide massage therapy to patients at MSK Monmouth, paticuarly in the infusion suite, to help relieve their stress, tension, and pain prior to and following surgery/treatment. Apply today!
Assess therapeutic needs and goals of patient in collaboration with physician/health care team and patient.
Review patient charts and discern the type of treatment (e.g., platelet count may be too low for regular massage).
Prepare a written individual plan of care for each patient suitable to the patients medical status (e.g., type of cancer, stage of cancer, physical condition, etc.) so that pressure is applied to appropriate areas, at appropriate pressure levels, and at appropriate frequency.
Provide all massage therapy specified in the patients plan of care. As appropriate, utilize eastern and/or western massage techniques to relieve patients tension, stress, and pain and relax them prior to surgery/medical treatments, after treatment, or during the course of treatment.
Advise health care team of any contraindications to massage treatment, special precautions, marked changes in a patients condition, and unusual incidents.
Communicate procedures and plan of care to the patient prior to the therapeutic session. Monitor feedback from the patient throughout session. Elicits feedback from patient regarding quality of care.
Assist and/or instruct patients to dress, undress, don and doff assistive devices (e.g., braces, prostheses, etc.) prior to and after massage treatment. Assist or supervise transport of patients to and from treatment areas, when needed.
Document all massage therapy treatments provided on the day the service is given, including patients reaction to treatment. Provide progress notes to health care team as requested.
Teach massage techniques and the benefits to staff and patients families and friends.
Oversee and/or clean work area and equipment after treatment.
Capable of building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
Adept at building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives and goals
An effective communicator, capable of determining how best to reach different audiences and executing communications based on that understanding.
Actively seeking new ways to grow and be challenged, using both formal and informal development channels.
A diploma from an accredited massage therapy school
A current New York State license in massage therapy and certification as a massage therapist
At least 2 years of oncology massage therapy experience, preferably in the infusion suite
Training in at least 2 massage modalities (including neuromuscular, myofascial release, manual lymph drainage, shiatsu, etc.)
Day, evening and weekend shifts required
Internal Number: 2019-36983
About Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
As one of the world's premier cancer centers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and superb educational programs. The close collaboration between our physicians and scientists is one of our unique strengths, enabling us to provide patients with the best care available today as we work to discover more effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer in the future. Our education programs train future physicians and scientists, and the knowledge and experience they gain at Memorial Sloan-Kettering has an impact on cancer treatment and the biomedical research agenda around the world.